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Museum - Farm, free entry


Astley Book Farm


Soar End Farm,
Astley Lane,
CV12 0NE


Astley Book Farm is 2 miles outside the North Warwickshire town of Bedworth,8 miles from Coventry and only 10 minutes from junction 3 of the M6. It is situated on the Arbury Estate, the birth place of Victorian novelist George Eliot and stock a range of her novels and related literature. We currently have approximately 45,000 books covering all subjects and interests, including a Children's Hayloft, Science Fiction and Fantasy Barn. The books are housed in a range of old farm buildings, we opened to the public in March 2004, have continued to expand and plan to open more barns and stables through 2006. We have 4000sq feet in total, a large car park, plenty of seating and coffee/tea/cold drinks & cookies are on sale.
In September 2005 we received a Godiva Award for the Best New Business Venture in the Warwickshire area, decided by a panel of judges from a shortlist of 5.

Gift shopOn-site light refreshments

Children welcome

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily 10am-5pm. Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-4pm.
Christmas & New Year opening: 27,28,29 & 30 December from 10am-5pm.


Free entry



By Road: From junction 3 of M6 turn onto A444 heading towards Bedworth/Nuneaton. Exit A44 at first junction onto Bedworth Lane. Continue along Bedworth Lane until junction with Astley Lane. Turn right onto Astley Lane and Book Farm is within 200 yards.

Parking: free


  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

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